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Big Pines Mountain House of Tahoe

2.0 of 5 Motel   |   4083 Cedar Ave, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150 (Formerly Viking Motor Lodge)
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 4 weeks ago
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Port Charlotte, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I am going to preface this by saying this was my experience and I hope this is not the norm. I am giving it 1 star because it had a bed and doogie waste bags. I also want to say that I was NOT here for skiing, although my skiing may have rendered a better stay in a hospital room.... More 

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Ruben Z, Manager at Big Pines Mountain House of Tahoe, responded to this review

Hi, I am sorry about your experience, please accept my apologies. If you are not happy neither do I, I will work harder until we gain your total satisfaction, please let me know what room number were you in. Again, accept my apologies. Please come back and give us a second chance, we will comp 2 night at our expense.... More 

Sacramento, California
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I booked this hotel one week advanced and the day I came to the hotel the price was lower what I paid it. I asked if they can give the same rate. They said "No because I already paid in advanced." I asked to speak with a manager they told I have to wait until next day in the afternoon.... More 

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Ruben Z, Manager at Big Pines Mountain House of Tahoe, responded to this review

Hi, I am very sorry about your experience, please accept my apologies. The rate you saw at a discounted price was in fact lower for a certain room type and for certain dates only and with a minimum 3 night stay. Again, I am sorry about the misunderstanding. Thanks for your understanding. More 

Glen Ellen, California, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It has been four years that we have been going to Big pines Mountain House Hotel and always are treated so nicely by them. The price is fantastic Thanks to all the Family at Big Pines. We love you. Thanks Jeffery Hess

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Ruben Z, Manager at Big Pines Mountain House of Tahoe, responded to this review

Hi Jeffery, Thank you, thank you, thank you!!! We appreciate your business and support. Please come back soon! More 

San Francisco, California
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21 hotel reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

I came here with 3 friends and we had a great experience. It was simple and it was clean. We booked a room with two queen beds and we received a corner room that was plenty big enough for 4 adults. The check in was very quick and we had an overall great experience. The rooms were clean and that... More 

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Ruben Z, Manager at Big Pines Mountain House of Tahoe, responded to this review

Hi, Thank you, thank you, thank you! Please come back soon! By the way, I love the Driftwood cafe too. More 

Dayton, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

My husband & I stayed one night up at the lake to celebrate my birthday, had nice BIG room with fireplace, kitchen and huge bathroom! Nice quiet end corner room. The location is great as it was close to everything we like to do, and gave us an easy start the next day for a nice little drive around the... More 

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Ruben Z, Manager at Big Pines Mountain House of Tahoe, responded to this review

Hi Julie, Thank you so much for your business and support! Please come back soon! More 

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

Found this place last minute as a surprise trip for my boyfriend's birthday. Location is spot on. Literally a 5 minute walk from our room to the 'main street' where all the attractions are. This place is definitely a hot spot for people coming to Tahoe for skiing and whatnot so it's bustling very early in the morning. If you... More 

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Ruben Z, Manager at Big Pines Mountain House of Tahoe, responded to this review

Hi Hillary, Thank you very much for your nice review and feedback! Our family appreciates your business and support, we are in the process or renewing all rooms, we will get those details fixed so next time you have no issues. Please come back soon! Thanks again More 

Tbilisi, Georgia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

I was initially suspicious of this place due to the outrageously low prices quoted for the rooms. Straight to the point: I found nothing but good things during my stay here, and the low room rates are for real. I spent 5 nights here in late October. I booked the room that is pictured on its website: King Kitchenette with... More 

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Ruben Z, General Manager at Big Pines Mountain House of Tahoe, responded to this review

Hi, Thank you for your nice review and support. Please come back soon! More 

Washington state
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Stayed here for 4 nights. Great location and the price was right. Nothing fancy for sure but it had a comfortable bed, a awesome shower with great water pressure and a clean room. Yes it was a little dated but we didn't spend much time in our room. The staff was nice and helpful. Why would you want to stay... More 

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Hi, Thank you very much for your business and support! Please come back soon! More 

New York City, New York
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

We stayed here for two nights. The rooms were older, but clean and charming. The location was great (the area was a bunch of motor lodges like this one and was a very quiet and peaceful area). Free breakfast, which is a plus. And they had a selection of books in the room which isn't something I've seen before but... More 

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Ruben Z, General Manager at Big Pines Mountain House of Tahoe, responded to this review

Hi, Thank you for your review and your business. We are very pleased to know your comments. Please come back soon. Thanks again! More 

Carson City, Nevada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

We booked a room here for October 18th 2014 for the Styx concert a month in advance. When we showed up we found out that the queen size bed was a full size as well as a shower versus a bath. The room was old and disgusting. I asked the manager ( the worst manager ever). I asked for a... More 

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Address: 4083 Cedar Ave, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150 (Formerly Viking Motor Lodge)
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Location: United States > California > Lake Tahoe (California) > South Lake Tahoe
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Big Pines Mountain House of Tahoe 2*
Number of rooms: 74
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